Verna Elmira Haugen — Lanesboro
Verna Elmira Haugen, 88, of Lanesboro, died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
Verna was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Holt Township, Fillmore County, to Andrew and Matilda (Evenson) Olson. She attended school through the eighth grade. Verna and Artie "Goldie" Haugen were married on Oct. 6, 1945. The couple farmed in the area until 1969 when they retired and moved into Lanesboro. She was a homemaker.
Verna was a member of the North Prairie Ladies Aid. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and flowers.
Verna is survived by five sons, Allan (Karen) of Lanesboro, Keith (Keeta) of Harmony, Curtis (Sheryl) of Rochester, Lauren of Inver Grove Heights and Jeffrey (Dawn) of Cannon Falls; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter;
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one granddaughter; 11 siblings, Irving, Millard, Myrtle Ramsey, Tillman, Katherine Krause, Emil, Henry; her twin brother, Vernon, Milda Olson, Melvin and Norman; a stepbrother Raymond Evjen; and a stepsister, Gertrude Miller.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, at North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, with Pastor John K. Hesford officiating. Burial will be in North Prairie Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, June 8, at Johnson Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro, and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro is in charge of arrangements. rileyfuneralhomes.com